Nebraska 35
Utah St. 14

Sep. 15, 1979 - 1:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Utah St. 6 8 0 0 14
Nebraska 7 7 7 14 35

1979 I.M. Hipp vs Utah StateI-back I.M. Hipp runs for a first-half gain. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

First Quarter
USU: Ricky Parros 19 run (Steve Steinke kick failed) 12:29
NEB: I.M. Hipp 9 run (Dean Sukup kick) 5:42
Second Quarter
NEB: Junior Miller 43 pass from Jeff Quinn (Sukup kick) 11:32
USU: Ken Thompson 42 pass from Eric Hipple (Ken Brown pass from Hipple) 8:24
Third Quarter
NEB: Hipp 1 run (Sukup kick) 9:19
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Hipp 3 run (Sukup kick) 14:57
NEB: Tim Wurth 1 run (Sukup kick) 1:48

                            USU      NEB
First Downs ................ 16       32
Rushes-Net Yards........ 27-116   69-455
Passing Net ............... 219       96
  Comp-Att-Int. ........18-33-2   6-12-1
Total offense  ......... 60-335   81-551
Return Yards ............... 15        0
Punts-Avg .............. 6-39.0   2-42.5
Fumbles-Lost .............. 1-0      3-3
Penalties-Yds ............ 8-81     5-54
Third-down conv. ......... 4/13    11/14
Possession time ......... 25:47    34:13

LEADING NU RUSHER:
 I.M. Hipp 167
LEADING NU PASSER:
 Jeff Quinn 6-12-1 for 96 yards.
ATTENDANCE: 75,935
NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
 I.M. Hipp 167 yards and 3 touchdowns.
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME:
 Brent Williams, 10 tackles, 8 unassisted.

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Recap

First half a struggle, then Huskers roll

Things were a little bit unsteady at halftime as Nebraska and Utah State were tied 14-14, but in the second half, it was the Huskers all the way as the NU squad beat the Aggies 35-14.

Nebraska had entered the season with somewhat of an unknown at quarterback, but by the time Jeff Quinn was finished, Husker fans saw a Nebraska quarterback rush for over 100 yards for the first time since 1964. Quinn finished with 112 yards.

The Husker offensive line was tremendous as it carried NU running backs for 455 yards. The leading rusher for the Cornhuskers was senior I.M. Hipp, who got 167 yards and scored three times. It was the first appearance of the transfer star Jarvis Redwine, who carried the ball 10 times for 91 yards.

In the first half, the Huskers’ Blackshirt defense appeared to be shaken some by the fine play of Utah State senior quarterback Eric Hippie, but after a halftime adjustment, NU shut out the Aggies in the second half.

The Huskers’ longest score came on a Quinn aerial to tight end Junior Miller, a 43-yard touchdown.

Pregame & team info
1979 schedule
05/05 Red 27, White 13
09/15 Utah St. W 35-14
09/22 @ Iowa W 24-21
09/29 Penn St. W 42-17
10/06 New Mexico St. W 57-0
10/13 Kansas W 42-0
10/20 @ Oklahoma St. W 36-0
10/27 Colorado W 38-10
11/03 @ Missouri W 23-20
11/10 @ Kansas St. W 21-12
11/17 Iowa St. W 34-3
11/24 @ Oklahoma L 14-17
01/01 Houston L 14-17
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